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6/28/16 12:57 P

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She will not take supplements nor meds. emoticon



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6/27/16 11:16 P

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I hope so, too. I think there are medicines that might help. I am not sure about supplements but you might research & see if you think she would take supplements.

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6/27/16 7:27 P

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I am staying with her now so safety is being handles. I just hope there is some medical intervention that may help.



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6/27/16 1:06 P

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That is a difficult thing. My mother refused medical treatment for about 6 weeks. She was paralyzed from the waist down. We talked, cried, called her dr, enlisted relatives & of course prayed. I finally said, whatever happens we go through it together & tomorrow they are coming to take you to the hospital. She went & died in my home about 2 months later.

I would say with dementia symptoms, I would get as much information about it as possible. Attend meetings for support. If safety is an issue then take car keys & turn off the power to stove. If they have a dr, maybe get them in for another health care need.

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6/27/16 12:33 P

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Help/Suggestions:
What can be done when your relative will not go to the doctor to even be evaluated?



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6/20/16 9:14 P

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What a great plan. It is better to be safe.
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6/20/16 7:59 P

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Kinda disappointed in myself. My plan was to go the memory care unit today after supper but before an early bed time. I put on my purple, ho ho's & songbook in the bag & was hoping the storm would either come or pass over. I finally decided it would be best to wait until tomorrow night. There is usually a planned activity until 4 & supper is about 5. The nurses prefer the goodies don't come before a meal so I will try again tomorrow. I know the residents won't care but today is a special day. THE LONGEST DAY.

BTW...The storm has not came yet but the nursing home is about a 20 minute drive so I guess it is better to be safe than sorry.

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6/20/16 7:01 P

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6/20/16 12:10 A

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Tomorrow is the Longest Day. I want to put on my purple & take some Hostess Ho Ho's to the memory unit as a night snack. I want to go visit my uncle, but he is a longer drive for me.

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6/19/16 3:35 P

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I see a lot of families struggling with this disease at work. It can be so hard to deal with the many of the behaviors. Driving is so frightening. Becoming educated is very important. The caregivers need so much support. I feel the stress at home with my relative and see the stress in the face of others at work. I agree- there is a lot of more info.



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6/19/16 11:48 A

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I hope things have changed as far as a stigma attached to this disease. A few years ago, I knew nothing about dementia. Now i read everything I can find & try to help others affected by Alz or other dementia

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6/18/16 1:10 P

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I have a friend who made business cards for when she went out with her mom. She would hand them to wait staff at restaurants. Basically it said my mom has Alzheimer's, she may ask you the same thing, or order twice, sometimes say things to you that make no sense. It's OK - Just smile and say OK, she won't remember she ordered " It took a lot of pressure off her to try to correct her mom in public, or explain in front of her mom. It gave her mother dignity to still eat out.

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Hi, one thing I do is always thank her for her help. Even when it's the exact opposite of what I wanted. I say it very sincerely it calms me down and makes her feel good. Then I just redirect and sort things out the way they need to be. That is the most important thing keeping her calm and happy.

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Telling others about the diagnosis.
Telling others about a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia is one of the most difficult steps for people diagnosed in the early stages and their care partners. There may be anxiety surrounding who to tell and worry about social stigma. Be open with friends and family about the changes that are taking place. Educate them on the disease and tell them how they can be supportive.

Read more: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-early-m
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Routine can be very important.

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Don't refuse help out of a misguided sense of pride. We've learned to ask for help from family, friends, attorney's, support group members and neighbors. Most of these people are only too glad to help. Hint: Be specific about your needs. Maybe you need the lawn mowed, or grocery shopping done, or someone to take your loved one for a walk. By being specific, expectations are clear, and helpers aren't worried about being roped into an unending sense of duty. If you just say, "We need help!" they don't know what to do.

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Be patient. Don't get irritated if you have to repeat the same answer three times in 5 minutes.

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Don't try to correct them on where they appear to be at in their lives. For example, if they believe they are living in a time of 30 years ago, let them live there. Just go along with what they say and do, as long as it isn't hurting any one. You will only frustrate yourself if you keep correcting them

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-Put up safety features (like grab bars in shower) to make life easier and safer as physical abilities decline

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I will post every few days a new topic of discussions - There will be a question & I will post some answers from online & maybe my own answer - but then you have a chance to post your own questions and/or answers on these topics.

#1 – Share one simple yet practical piece of advice you’d give to family members/caregivers of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients as well as those suffering from non-Alzheimer’s Dementia.

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Always VALIDATE your loved ones feelings and emotions. Don’t take away control of their lives because of our own fear, and when issues arise ask ourselves, “Does it REALLY matter? It is very easy to get frustrated with our loved ones but they still have feelings and we need to realize that and not to throw that away.

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